CITGO RACING'S SONOMA
Carpentier and CITGO Team Roll "7 for 11" at
August 26, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno, Patrick Carpentier and
CITGO Racing crew earned a top-ten at today's Sonoma 250 at Infineon
in Sonoma, CA with a strong 7th place finish. The #11 CITGO Pontiac
Daytona Prototype reached podium territory by advancing as high as
remained in the top-five for many laps before eventually taking the
checkered flag 7th overall.
Carpentier started today's race 13th on the grid and charged to 4th
handing the car off to Duno on lap 24 during the first caution of the
Duno kept the effort safe and trouble-free before handing the car back
Carpentier during the second caution period. Carpentier continued his
up the field and into the top-five, but needed to make a final "splash
dash" pit stop under green flag conditions for enough fuel to finish
sent him back down to 9th. With ten laps remaining Carpentier was able
advance to 7th.
"The CITGO Racing team has been working very hard all season and we
put forth a strong effort with our 7th place finish today. It was wonderful
to race with Patrick for the first time and we all worked very well
together. What really made today's race even more special is that we
large group of guests from CITGO attending and cheering us on! It was
to have them here and to be able to deliver to them an exciting race
"I'm very happy. I've been off on my farm for quite some time and I've
enjoying my newborn baby and my daughter. But it was great to get the
to come back to racing. Milka was very nice. We both seemed to like
thing in the car and she really progressed throughout the weekend.
great progress even though we missed
Thursday because of a problem. I just want to say thank you to CITGO,
great to be back in racing. All the guys, [team owner] Peter Baron
team, they worked really hard."
CITGO, based in Houston, Texas, is a refiner, transporter and marketer
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt
other industrial products.
The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned
subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil
company of the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information on CITGO visit
For the third consecutive year, well-known Latina racecar driver Milka
will be featured in Pontiac's advertising campaigns. Pontiac is a division
of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan,
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking
among GM divisions in total sales. For the 2007 model year, Pontiac
launching the turbocharged Solstice GXP and the entry-level G5 coupe
Fall 2006. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found
www.pontiac.com. Information in
Spanish can be found at www.pontiac.com/sp.
Milka is also the Latin American spokesperson for Sony's Xplod car
brand. Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications,
information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.
Its music, motion picture, television, computer entertainment, and
businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies
in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately
billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006. You may visit the
Corporation website at http://www.sony.net/.
Sony Latin America has a
regional office in Miami, Florida and subsidiaries in numerous countries,
including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama,
Puerto Rico and
Venezuela. You may visit the Sony Latin America website at
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.
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